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Boosting Wi-Fi, supporting special needs, and wraparound services: Delawareans share priorities for COVID-19 educational needs

May 7th, 2020

Author: Matt Amis

As Delaware and the world continue to respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delawareans identified Wi-Fi solutions for students as one of the key short-term education relief priorities. In a survey conducted by Rodel, 859 Delawareans prioritized the immediate, short-term needs in the wake of COVID-19, as well as the longer-term...

Teachers – Our Other Super Heroes

May 4th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

Understandably, many of us have a newfound appreciation for those risking their lives in our hospitals, delivering our food, and on the front lines as police and first responders. They all deserve every ounce of praise we can give them. But as this is Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), I wanted to offer some words of praise for our other...

Delaware Schools Persisting Through Covid-19 Pandemic

April 30th, 2020

Author: Matt Amis

Governor Carney ordered all Delaware schools to remain closed through the remainder of the schoolyear to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Visit the state’s COVID-19 resource pages (schools and universities) for the most up-to-date and accurate state-level guidance for families, teachers, schools, and childcare programs, locations for...

Delaware is Rethinking How it Trains and Retains Teachers, with an Eye Toward Diversity

April 6th, 2020

Author: Paul Herdman

Before COVID-19 shut down our schools, we launched an effort with a strong group of national, state and local leaders to see how we could help increase the training and diversity of teachers in our highest-need schools. Research reminds us—over and over again—that teachers are the most important in-school factors impacting student...

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